fast-tags: Fast incremental vi tags.

[ bsd3, development, haskell, library, program ] [ Propose Tags ]

Yet another tags program. Like hasktags, it uses its own parser rather than haskell-src or haskell-src-exts, so it's fast. It understands hsc files, though not literate haskell.

In addition, it will load an existing tags file and merge generated tags.

The intent is to bind it to vim's BufWrite autocommand to automatically keep the tags file up to date. This only works for files changed be the editor of course, so you may want to bind 'rm tags' to a pull posthook.

Changes since 0.0.4:

Changes since 0.0.3:

Changes since 0.0.2:


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Versions [faq] 0.0.1, 0.0.2, 0.0.3, 0.0.4, 0.0.5, 0.0.6, 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.0, 2.0.0
Dependencies base (>=3 && <5), containers, text (< || > [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Author Evan Laforge
Maintainer Evan Laforge <>
Category Haskell, Development
Source repo head: git clone git://
Uploaded by EvanLaforge at Sun May 13 02:12:42 UTC 2012
Distributions NixOS:2.0.0
Executables fast-tags
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Readme for fast-tags-0.0.5

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See vimrc for an example of how to keep the tags file up to date


- Lots of files are not in UTF8.  Use ByteString with a lenient decoder?

- \ continuation in strings is not parsed correctly.

- Literate haskell.

- Entire module indented.  But who does this?